The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his government will in 2021 commit N6.1 billion to inject requisite skill into the state’s civil service to ensure efficiency, productivity and drive sustainable development.
The governor, in a statement, said his administration has concluded plans to recruit 725 professionals into the state’s civil service, which is the engine room of government.
Obaseki reassured that he will, in his second term, focus on strengthening the civil service, bestowing the workers with tools and skills that stand them out, make for a better work-life balance and assure better service.
The governor said the government will collaborate with local and international partners on top-of-the-range short and long term courses that would fix challenges with quality of service, efficiency in the workplace and hitches in effective work flow.
According to him, “To make Edo great again, we need to focus on our people, who are our most cherished asset. Though we have embarked on far-reaching reforms to retool the civil service for efficiency and productivity in the last four years, the progress we have seen has buoyed us to pursue even more systemic reforms.
“In this regard, we would be injecting more resources in enhancing the capacity of our civil and public servants, which includes training packages that would restore the pride of place of the service.”
He noted: “With the completion of the John Odigie-Oyegun Training Academy, we are set to collaborate with local and international partners on top-of-the-range short and long term courses.”
“Our target is to make the state’s workforce the envy of all, bestowing the workers with tools and skills that stand them out, make for a better work-life balance and assure better service,” the governor added.